Box in the shape of a cat, Mennecy, circa 1745
Lot 197
A Mennecy silver-mounted snuff box in the shape of a recumbent cat, circa 1745
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Mennecy silver-mounted snuff box in the shape of a recumbent cat, circa 1745
The fur moulded with Oriental flowers, the cover moulded with a similar flower spray; together with a gilt-metal-mounted Meissen-style box, late 19th century, decorated with gilt seeded floral borders, purple scale-ground borders to rims, and a vignette of a couple on the cover, 7cm and 5.5cm across, (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Busca Collection, Villa Serbelloni, Como, acquired in the 18th and 19th century,
    By descent to the present owners
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  1. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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